Arts News – June 12

Arts News – June 12

Interview with local producer Karlton Clay featured in Voyage ATL Magazine

Voyage ATL Magazine recently featured Augusta-based producer, writer, director & editor Karlton Clay!

The magazine, which showcases, “ATL’s Most Inspiring Stories” sat down with Clay to talk about his work with Victory Productions Network, VPN Mag and creating original webseries, all of which take him across the Southeast.


Augusta Playwright’s work to be featured in Florida, Alabama theater festivals

Local Playwright and actor Jonathan Cook just announced that his play, Memento Mori, will be featured in two upcoming theater events. The first will take place in Gulf Shores, Alabama July 12-14 –  “End of the Road New Play Festival” hosted by the South Baldwin Community Theater. The second, “One Act Weekend,” will be hosted by the Carrollwood Players in Tampa, Florida. Memento Mori is a one-act play that was first featured as part of Le Chat Noir’s 2019 “Quickies” short play festival. Congratulations Jonathan Cook for your feature in these regional festivals!


Augusta Arts Awards & Membership Meeting Tickets on Sale!  Thursday, June 20

Join us to honor the winners of the Annual Arts Awards at the Annual Arts Awards Dinner & Membership Meeting, to be held Thursday, June 20, 6-8pm at the Foundry at Rae’s Creek with a cocktail hour 5-6pm.

2019 Arts Awards Winners

  • Artist: Eryn Eubanks
  • Arts Professional: Gary Dennis
  • Volunteer: Mike Sleeper
  • Sponsor: Ora Parrish, Bank of America
  • Kath Girdler Engler Public Art Award: Jessye Norman School of the Arts, Project Forte
  • President’s Award: City of Augusta

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Nominate a Georgia Arts & Humanities champion for the 2019 Governor’s Awards

Via GCA – “GCA is seeking nominations for the 2019 Governor’s Awards for the Arts & Humanities. The Governor’s Awards honor outstanding individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to Georgia’s civic and cultural vitality through excellence and service to the arts and humanities.  Presented by the Office of the Governor in partnership with Georgia Council for the Arts and Georgia Humanities, the Governor’s Awards pay tribute to the most distinguished citizens and organizations that have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to work in these fields.”

Deadline July 31, Nomination form online here.